King Penguin with chick, Falkland Islands

King Penguin with chick
Volunteer Point, Falkland Islands
Canon EOS 5D   *   EF500mm f/4L IS USM   *   ISO 200   *   1/200 sec @ f/8

This young King Penguin chick is dwarfed by its parent, and stays on the parent's feet.

The adults have a featherless brood patch near their feet where they incubate their single egg or chick and keep it warm and protected. This chick has emerged for a look around, and hopefully some food.

Photo ID: 20090123-235

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